The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in the Ashanti Region, has stepped up public education on the re-registration of SIM cards as the deadline approaches.
The exercise, which is a collaboration between the NCCE, and the National Communications Authority (NCA) seeks to encourage the public to participate in the important national exercise.
All 43 district offices of the Commission in the region are engaging the citizenry on the need to register their cards with the Ghana card as directed by the NCA.
Just like the district offices, the Regional Directorate is also taking the message to churches, mosques, lorry terminals, markets, and other busy public places.
They also visited community information centres, radio stations, and television stations to share information on the importance and processes of the registration.
Madam Margaret Konama, the Regional Director of NCCE told the Ghana News Agency that the Commission had so far held 825 activities to sensitise the public on the need to register their SIM with the Ghana card.
She said it was a civic exercise that every Ghanaian owning a SIM card must participate in as part of efforts to capture an accurate database of mobile phone users and to sanitise the system from fraudulent activities.
The exercise would help determine at every point in time the number of valid and accurate SIMs on the telecommunication networks, she explained.
She said it would also enable the NCA to regulate the industry better with reliable data.
The Regional Director also explained how the registration could spur economic growth through the formalisation of the informal sector and the promotion of financial services.
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